The winner of this year's Fulmer Cup for the Most Feloniously Frisky College Football Team is...
...Illinois, who rode the diligent efforts of Jody Ellis and Derrick McPhearson to victory in this year's competition. (Yes, they were dismissed from the team. Good for them. But they were on the team at the time this happened.) This means the solid gold AK-47 Dennis Erickson Trophy Sponsored by Hosea Williams' Bail Bonds Fulmer Cup Trophy now makes the long trip from Huntington, West Virginia to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, where it will reside in a local Arby's until next year's competition.
Illinois went up by a huge score early and then fell into a soft zone, nearly allowing the competition to catch them (as Penn State nearly did.) This sounds familiar to anyone with an understanding of [NAME REDACTED]'s NFL-tested coaching philosophies. Yet Illinois got this on the cheap, we think--the points add up, but fine work by other programs deserves mention, as well.
The Ellis T. Jones Award Golden Taser for Individual Achievement goes to... Florida's own Ronnie Wilson, who ensured that we'd get at least eighty annoying emails with the subject line "CHANGE THE NAME OF THE CUP, ASSHOLE" by firing off an AK-47 in downtown Gainesville, Florida. A nine-point offense pales in comparison to the award's namesake, but sometimes merely discharging automatic weapons in front of horrified nightclub-goers is enough to get you the award.
The Golden Taser is yours, Ronnie. Use it well.
The Ben Siegert Award for most amusing arrest goes to Stephen Garcia, Gamecock rapscallion who keyed a visiting professor's car in Columbia just weeks after arriving on campus and thus gave us this beautiful mug shot.
Chill, baby. Just chill.
With that, we feel obligated to mention that it, too, does not live up to stealing a gay sheep. Still, the Golden Ram With Leather Guy Hat goes to Mr. Garcia, who will be riding the bench for the Click Clacktacular one in Sakerlina this year.
Thanks as always to Brian, who maintained the board this year and is hung like Reggie Fuckin' Nelson, and to the boys at SAS Wiki, who assisted with the scoring. Both were indispensable. Readers are owed thanks for their diligence as well: Tomek and Dave W. in particular deserve our thanks.